4 November 2020 | Virtual Event

Award for Technical Excellence


Winner: Dr. Sauer & Partners, Bam Ferrovial Kier joint venture, British Geological Survey
             Use of a 3D geological model as a geotechnical risk management tool at Farringdon for Crossrail


  • Aecom and Senceive Box Tunnel Track Lower and Works Monitoring
  • Atkins Engineering geological characterisation and 3D ground modelling for offshore wind farms
  • Atkins, Amey and Severn Trent Water Asset management plan and autonomous tunnel inspection systems
  • Bam Ferrovial Kier JV with Dr. Sauer & Partners Crossrail’s Farringdon Main Station Works contract C435
  • Cementation Skanska Cem Optics – fibre optic distributed sensing technology
  • Fugro Innovation in wireline cone penetration testing for shallow water site investigation
  • United Utilities and Fugro Geoservices  Rapid scanning condition assessment - Haweswater Aqueduct
  • University of Exeter Modelling and control of seawater intrusion


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Consulting Firm of the Year


Winner: CGL


  • Aecom 
  • Arcadis Consulting (UK)  
  • Atkins 
  • ByrneLooby 
  • ESI 


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Contractor of the Year


Winner: Keltbray Piling

Highly Commended: Balfour Beatty Ground Engineering


  • Bachy Soletanche 
  • Balfour Beatty Ground Engineering 
  • Bam Ritchies 
  • Cementation Skanska 
  • FK Lowry Piling 
  • Van Elle 
  • Ward and Burke Construction


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Geoenvironmental Project of the Year


Winner: Bam Nuttall
             Wallasea Wild Coast Project Phase 1


  • CampbellReith consulting engineers Phase 2.1 Kilnwood Vale, Crawley - Landfill Re-engineering For Housing for Crest Strategic Projects
  • FWS Consultants Hydrogeological solutions enabling development of Sirius Minerals York Potash Mine, Whitby
  • Keller, McPhillips (Wellington), Telford & Wrekin, Jacobs Uk and Groundsolve Jackfield stabilisation project, Shropshire
  • Wales and West Utilities, Celtic Englobe Climate Change Driven Remediation of Former Briton Ferry Gasworks
Ground Investigation Project of the Year


Winner: Fugro
             A9 Dualling from Perth to Inverness 

Highly Commended: Structural Soils (an RSK Group company) and Scottish Power Renewables - East Anglia One landfall approach and major HDD crossing, Suffolk


  • Atkins, SSE Beatrice Offshore Wind Farm, UK North Sea
  • Concept Engineering Consultants 1-3 Grosvenor Square
  • Fugro A9 Dualling from Perth to Inverness
  • Soil Engineering Geoservices Ewe Hill 16 Windfarm, Tundergarth, Dumfries and Galloway
  • Structural Soils (an RSK Group company) and Scottish Power Renewables East Anglia One landfall approach and major HDD crossing, Suffolk
  • United Utilities and Geotechnics West Cumbria Strategy - Thirlmere Link
  • WYG Paull Holme Strays Asset Recovery Scheme, Paull Holme, East Yorkshire
  • Aecom Great Western Route Modernisation: Box Tunnel Track Lower
Ground Investigation Specialist of the Year


Winner: In Situ Site Investigation 

Highly Commended: Dunelm Geotechnical and Environmental


  • Dunelm Geotechnical and Environmental
  • Geotechnics
  • In Situ Site Investigation
  • Soil Engineering Geoservices
  • Van Elle


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Health and Safety Award


Winner: Ward and Burke Construction
             Spiral climbing formwork

Highly Commended: Reactec - Havwear


  • Abbey Pynford Geo Structures I'm Safe
  • Concrete Pipeline Systems Association (CPSA) The Concrete Pipe Lifter
  • Geotechnics Go Safe
  • Osborne Stop Think!
  • Reactec Havwear
  • United Utilities and Jacobs Stop and Think on the Thirlmere Link - West Cumbria Strategy
  • Ward and Burke Construction Spiral climbing formwork


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International Project of the Year Award


Winner: Mainmark
             Christchurch Art Gallery Re-Level Project, Christchurch, New Zealand 

Highly Commended: Atkins - Doha Metro - Red Line South, Doha, Qatar


  • Aecom Western Harbour Tunnel, Sydney, Australia
  • Aecom Jeddah Storm Water Drainage Program, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
  • Arcadis CZ Remedial works for a large landslide on the railway line Liberec - Ceska Lipa, Czech Republic
  • Atkins Doha Metro - Red Line South, Doha, Qatar
  • Concrete Canvas Exxon ENL Chayvo OPF, Sakhalin, Russian Federation
  • Geotechnical Consulting Group Project Trasvase Olmos, Limon Dam, Peru
  • Mainmark Christchurch Art Gallery Re-Level Project, Christchurch, New Zealand
Product and Equipment Innovation


Winner:British Geological Survey
            The Proactive Infrastructure Monitoring and Evaluation (PRIME) System


  • British Geological Survey The Proactive Infrastructure Monitoring and Evaluation (PRIME) System
  • Cementation Skanska Cemoptics – Thermal Intergrity Profiler based on distributed fibre optic sensing technology
  • MGF Trench Construction Systems MGF GRiPSHORE Lightweight Shoring Range
  • Monitor Optics Systems, Bam Ferrovial Kier JV, Dr. Sauer & Partners Tunnel Watch
  • Powercem Technologies (UK) Roadcem
  • Senceive Triggered wireless camera for embankment and earthwork monitoring
  • SGN Icore drilling and flow stop
  • United Utilities and Fugro Geoservices Rapid scanning condition assessment system - Haweswater Aqueduct
  • WJ Groundwater Crossrail In-tunnel drilling, dewatering, depressurisation ad probing implementation


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Rising Star of the Year


Winner: Vicky Corcoran

Highly Commended: Gemma Sherwood, Gillian Steele


  • Chris Cochrane Bachy Soletanche
  • Vicky Corcoran Imperial College London and Atkins
  • Grant Plain CampbellReith
  • Gemma Sherwood Atkins
  • Gillian Steele Opus International Consultants (UK)
  • Monica Steele Amey
  • Jack Taggart Portsmouth University and Ramboll


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Sustainability Award


Winner: Wardell Armstrong and Vertase FLI
             Ballynacor Waste Water Treatment Works sewage sludge remediation using sewage sludge incinerator ash

Highly Commended: West Dorset District Council, CH2M, Balfour Beatty Construction Services UK and Aecom - Lyme Regis Environmental Improvements, Phase IV,
 Lyme Regis, Dorset


  • Atkins, Volker Fitzpatrick, Network Rail Risk management and observational design approach on Ashdon Way Railway Embankment, Basildon, Essex
  • Environment Agency / CH2M / JBA Bentley Spring Gardens Urgent Works
  • Concrete Pipeline Systems Association (CPSA) Circular precast concrete manhole base system
  • Kier/Jablite EPS Road Embankment Construction, Windsor Road, Cardiff
  • London Underground, Cementation Skanska and Mott MacDonald Embankment stabilisation on the Metropolitan Line
  • Wardell Armstrong Ballynacor Waste Water Treatment Works sewage sludge remediation using sewage sludge incinerator ash
  • West Dorset District Council, CH2M, Balfour Beatty Construction Services UK and Aecom Lyme Regis Environmental Improvements, Phase IV, Lyme Regis, Dorset


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UK Project with a Geotechnical Value of up to £1M


Winner: BBMV joint venture
             Crossrail contract C512 Whitechapel 

Highly Commended: Bam Ritchies - RNLI St Davids Lifeboat Station, Pembrokeshire


  • Aecom Great Western Route Modernisation, Box Tunnel track lowering
  • Amey and Electrokinetic English Bicknor slope remediation for Gloucestershire County Council
  • ASH Group and Geotechnics Access road construction, Cambrian Quarry, Mold, North Wales
  • Bam Ritchies RNLI St Davids Lifeboat Station, Pembrokeshire
  • BBMV joint venture Crossrail contract C512 Whitechapel
  • Soil Engineering Geoservices Shieldhall Strategic Tunnel – Jura Street
  • Spie Fondations UK and Byrne Looby Building 4 at Jersey International Finance Centre, St Helier
  • United Utilities, GHD Livigunn and Askam Civil Engineering Earnsdale Impounding Reservoir improvement works


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UK Project with a Geotechnical Value of between £1M and £3M


Winner: Galliford Try Building and CGL
             40 Brighton Road, Sutton, Surrey

Highly Commended: Mott MacDonald - Crewe Green Link Road, Crewe


  • Bam Ritchies Loch Arklet high capacity ground anchors, Inversaid, Scotland
  • Clarkebond (UK) Barnhill Quarry, Chipping Sodbury, Bristol
  • Coffey Geotechnics Yeadon Way, Blackpool
  • Galliford Try Building and CGL 40 Brighton Road, Sutton, Surrey
  • Mott MacDonald Crewe Green Link Road, Crewe
  • Sheffield City Council, Carillion, WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff Tinsley BRT
  • United Utilities and Jacobs West Cumbria Strategy
  • Wardell Armstrong Ground stabilisation of disolution features, Kirkby Thore, Cumbria
UK Project with a Geotechnical Value of over £3M


Winner: West Dorset District Council, CH2M, Balfour Beatty Construction Services UK and Aecom
             Lyme Regis Environmental Improvements, Phase IV, Lyme Regis, Dorset

Highly Commended: Tony Gee and Partners and Taylor Woodrow Bam Nuttall joint venture - District and Circle Line Underpass, Victoria Station Upgrade, London


  • Balfour Beatty Ground Engineering, Brookfield Multiplex Construction Europe 100 Bishopsgate, London
  • Bam Ritchies Chantry Lane chalk mines remediation, Hatfield
  • Flint & Neill (a COWI Company) Mersey Gateway Project - approach viaduct pile foundations
  • Crossrail, Dragados Sisk JV and the Arup Atkins JV Ground improvement and asset protection works for TBM reception at Crossrail’s Victoria Dock Portal
  • Grontmij (part of Sweco) Queensferry Crossing network connections
  • Keller, McPhillips (Wellington), Telford & Wrekin, Jacobs Uk and Groundsolve Jackfield stabilisation project, Shropshire
  • Keltbray Piling Chelsea Barracks, London
  • Tony Gee and Partners and Taylor Woodrow Bam Nuttall joint venture District and Circle Line Underpass, Victoria Station Upgrade, London
  • Volker Stevin, Boskalis Westminster, Atkins joint venture and KELLER Crag End landslip stabilisation, Rothbury, Northumberland
  • West Dorset District Council, CH2M, Balfour Beatty Construction Services UK and Aecom Lyme Regis Environmental Improvements, Phase IV, Lyme Regis, Dorset


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Editor's Award


Winner: Cementation Skanska
             Cemoptics – Thermal Intergrity Profiler based on distributed fibre optic sensing technology 

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